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The National Compensation Survey (NCS) provides comprehensive measures of compensation cost trends and the coverage, costs, and provisions of employer-sponsored benefits in the United States. This bulletin presents 2018 estimates of the incidence and key provisions of selected employer-sponsored benefits for civilian workers by various worker and establishment characteristics. Workers in the civilian economy are defined in the survey as those employed in private industry and state and local government.

These estimates are also accessible from the National Compensation Survey – Benefits database, available at Archived NCS publications are available at

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) staff designed the survey, collected and reviewed the survey data, and prepared survey estimates for publication. The survey could not have been conducted without the cooperation of the many private businesses and state and local government agencies and jurisdictions that provided benefits data. BLS thanks these respondents for their cooperation.

For more information on benefits estimates, contact NCS staff by phone at (202) 691–6199 or by email. Information is made available to sensory-impaired individuals upon request (Voice phone: (202) 691–5200; Federal Relay Service: 1 (800) 877–8339). Data requests also may be sent to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Compensation Data Analysis and Planning, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Room 4160, Washington, DC 20212.

Material in this publication is in the public domain and, with appropriate credit, may be reproduced without permission.